Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) seeks outstanding applicants to fill a faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. Exceptional candidates will also be considered for other faculty ranks. The successful candidate is expected to supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop sponsored research programs, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the engineering profession. A PhD in petroleum engineering or a related discipline is required.

Applications are encouraged from candidates specializing in any area within petroleum engineering. UT PGE has strong programs in drilling and completions, reservoir engineering, reservoir characterization, enhanced oil recovery, formation evaluation, geomechanics, unconventional resources, and production engineering. Faculty also work in the innovative areas of geologic carbon storage, methane hydrates, geothermal energy, and applications of engineered nano-particles to subsurface processes. We look for candidates who can bring new ideas and skills to our research program as well as collaborate with existing personnel. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

UT PGE is a world leader in petroleum engineering research, education, training and outreach, dedicated to maintaining oil and gas as an affordable, sustainable and reliable source of energy into the future. The department’s undergraduate and graduate petroleum engineering programs are both ranked No. 1 in the country (according to the latest US News and World Report rankings). UT PGE’s 20 faculty, 200 graduate students and 400 undergraduates work and study using state of the art equipment and expanding laboratory and instructional space. Interdisciplinary work is promoted and rewarded in collaboration with the 6 other departments of the Cockrell School of Engineering as well as with the top-ranked Jackson School of Geosciences and other disciplines. The University of Texas at Austin is one the world’s leading research universities.

Apply for the position. Interested persons will be asked to submit a detailed curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience, statements describing their philosophy and goals with regard to both teaching and research, and a list of peer-reviewed publications and other technical papers. Applicants should also provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least five references.

Potential candidates are encouraged to apply by December 15, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on selected applicants. The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.




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